Rionnag (’star’ in Gaelic) is a lovely lightweight cowl featuring classic Shetland colorwork motifs. Perfect for cooler Spring days, or tuck it into a coat for those colder days. Worked in four colors with only two colors used per row, this would make a great project if you’re looking to try allover colorwork.
Finished Size Approximately 23 ½ (30 ¾) in [59.5 (78)cm] circumference and 8 ½ in [21.5cm] high.
Yarn Fingering weight yarn: 105 (150) yds [96 (137)m] MC, 90 (110) yds [82 (101)m] CC1, 45 (50) yds [41 (46)m] CC2, 75 (85) yds [69 (78)m] CC3. Shown in Tukuwool Fingering (75% Finnish Landrace, 25% Texel; 213 yds/ 195m per 50g/ 1.7 oz). Smaller Size: Humu (MC), Tyyni (CC1), Kimo (CC2), Aava (CC3). Larger Size: Auri (MC), Anga (CC1), Repo (CC2), Aava (CC3).
Gauge 28 sts/35 rnds = 4 in 10cm in stranded patt, blocked.
Needles US #2 (2.75mm) 24 in [60cm] circular or double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
- full color charted colorwork patterns
- instructions for two cowl sizes
- measurements are given in both in and cm
Materials you need at home:
- fingering weight yarn (see description for yardage/ meterage requirements)
- 2.75 mm (US #2) circular needle
- tapestry needle
I am a knitwear designer living in the beautiful Piedmont region of North Carolina. As a former environmental engineer and local food and fiber enthusiast, I am passionate about sustainabilty and slow fashion. I create modern, wearable designs for knitters featuring natural and sustainable fibers. You can follow my work at bullockozkandesigns.com and on Instagram @bullockozkandesigns.